Report: Cedric the Entertainer Finalizes Deal To Host “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire”
Deadline is reporting that Cedric the Entertainer has finalized a deal to take over as host of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. Cedric has, reportedly, signed on for three years, nearing Vieira‘s salary in her final years. As we have reported in the past, new episodes with Vieira will air until summer, with repeats airing until the season 12 premiere in September. Vieira will have hosted nearly 2,000 episodes of the trivia program, but is leaving to, ”embark on a new adventure with NBC.”
The 48-year-old Cedric the Entertainer, real name Cedric Kyles, has hosted one game show previously: the short-lived NBC appraisal game show It’s Worth What? for 9 episodes in the summer of 2011. He currently stars in the TV Land sitcom The Soul Man, but is better known for his association with current Family Feud host Steve Harvey, acting as a co-star on his WB sitcom and touring with him as one of the “Original Kings of Comedy.”
What do you think about this news? Will you keep watching, tune in more or less, or will it have no effect on your habits?
Source : Deadline